Capaia ONE 2017

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom, Gerhard Augustyn
Main Variety - Shiraz
Alcohol - 14.5 %vol
pH - 3.62
RS - 3 g/l
Total Acid - 5.5 g/l
SO2 - 72 mg/l
Free SO2 - 22 mg/l
Appellation - Philadelphia

Characteristics

Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Fragrant


Tasting Notes

Deep, dark and handsom. A powerful nose dominated by flavours of cassis and a hint of oak, making the palate to crave for more. This elegant, rich blend with abundant dark fruits, complemented by the Shiraz spice doesn’t disappoint on the palate. Full-bodied, balanced and well-integrated this wine leaves an aftertaste that lasts forever. Firm, but supple tannins and medium-high alcohol bestows the backbone that ensure well-aging of this gentleman.

Ageing Potential

Up to 10 years from vintage.

Blend Information

35% Shiraz; 26% Cabernet Sauvignon; 17% Merlot; 12% Petit verdot; 10% Cabernet Franc

In The Cellar

Picked at optimum ripeness, grapes underwent natural fermentation in large French oak fermenters. Following malolactic fermentation, individual vineyards were kept separate for eight months. Using only the free running juice of the individual vineyards, this blend was carefully created and matured for a further 12 months in French oak barriques.

18 - 20 months in 60% new French Oak Barriques.


Additional Information

Despite the ongoing drought, the 2017 vintage produced healthy vineyards and smaller berries with excellent colour and flavour concentration. These conditions, along with the ideal cool weather during harvest time formed the perfect combination for an exceptional quality harvest.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Capaia ONE 2018 Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom, Gerhard Augustyn Cabernet Sauvignon
Capaia ONE 2017 Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom, Gerhard Augustyn Shiraz
Capaia ONE 2016 Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom, Gerhard Augustyn Cabernet Sauvignon
Capaia ONE 2015 Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom Cabernet Sauvignon
Capaia ONE 2014 Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom Cabernet Sauvignon
Capaia ONE 2013 Stephan von Neipperg, Bernabé Strydom Cabernet Sauvignon
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